Friday, September 30, 2022

Friday And a Trip to Springfleld

I was up and dressed at my usual 5:00AM. I slept well and I have made my bed and am in the process of finishing packing for our trip to Springfield this morning. Leslie will be by to pick me up around 9:30 to10:00AM this morning. I had read all evening and finished the book Karan loaned me.

I have packed for an overnight stay in a Springfield motel with Leslie. They will be voting on folks to be delegates to the church's world conference in April. I am hoping to be elected a delegate even though I will be 87 years old at that time. I have been a delegate for every conference in I don't know how many years. We only have a World Conference every three years because delegates come from all over the world and the church pays for the expenses of those who come from third world countries.

I have had my breakfast now and will go turn on the TV and check out "the weather on the 8's" and the cats when they finally come for their breakfasts.

The only cat that came for his breakfast was Blondie. I never saw anything of Scruff. When Blondie ate his fill and left, I took the cat food in and covered it.

I took my walk at 7:05AM  and got back home at 7:30AM.

More later... 

I finally caught the weather forecast for the next week. Today is to be 82 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday is to be 84 degrees and partly sunny, Sunday is to be 85 degrees and sunny, Monday is to be 86 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 87 degrees and mostly sunny, Wednesday is to be 86  degrees and partly cloudy, and Thursday is forecast to be 82 degrees and mostly sunny...again no rain in the week.... just a little cooler weather.

More even later... 

Leslie picked me up about 9:30AM and she drove us to Springfield for today and tomorrow. After the business meeting and dinner tomorrow, we will come back home late Saturday afternoon.

So this will be all of my post until  Sunday morning.

More Sunday morning.


Thursday, September 29, 2022

Thursday and Apartment Cleaning

I was up at my usual 5:00AM this morning, made my bed, dressed and got myself ready for the day. Soon I will fix my oatmeal, coffee and breakfast bar for breakfast.

I spent all last evening searching everywhere for those pictures Carol Goodbar Brooks had sent me so I could take photos of them for Keith....but I could not find them. I don't know what I must had done with them. I looked everywhere that was logical and some places where it was not logical. But I did not find them. It's just a mystery. The logical places would be either with my photo albums or in the file cabinet. They were in neither place. When I put anything in the file cabinet, I label the folder I put them in. I looked in every folder but could not find those photos. They will turn up but I may be gone when they do.

I will get my breakfast made now.

O.K. I have my breakfast ready here now and am eating my breakfast here in the usual.

I just had an e-mail from Keith. He has purchased airline tickets for November 21st through 25th for Thanksgiving. He and Esther will be coming here. I don't think Scott and Ginger are planning on it though. Ginger will be still wearing a cast or some kind of boot until December 7th plus she has such a wild schedule I don't know how she would work it in. I am still hoping though.

More later... 

I am waiting for "the weather on the 8's" to come on. And I finally went out and finally checked my mailbox and found one advertisement.  It's for online access to Consumer Reports. I don't believe I will take it. If I am going to continue to take that magazine, I would take the hard copy. 

I checked my bank account this morning and it balanced.

I found the "weather on the 8's" pretty quickly. Today is supposed to be 82 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 81 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 84 degrees 84 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 85 degrees and sunny, Monday is to be 86 degrees and mostly sunny, Tuesday is o be 86 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 84 degrees and partly cloudy. No rain again...and cooler weather  in the 80's.

More even later... it's 6:31AM now.

Both cats came for breakfast. I fed them, they ate their fill and left and I took the cat food in the garage and covered it.

And again...more later..

I left for my walk at 7:04AM and got my 12 blocks done at 7:35AM.I walked from my apartment on 8th street and State over to the 8th and Spring Street and up to fourth street on Spring and then over one block to State Street and then down to 8th again.

I have been watching the news about the Florida hurricane. What a terrible disaster! I'll bet the kids are glad they sold their Florida house and moved to Tennessee!

I got my mopping finished and now I will rest awhile before I start vacuuming.

 So more even later...

It's 10:53AM now and I have vacuumed the bedroom, hall and den and will now rest a bit again before getting the living room and dining room.  Then I will have the dusting to do. I may do that while I am resting.

I got the living room vacuumed and  only have the dining room yet to do.I will rest awhile before I get to that. I also dusted so I will be almost done when I get the dining room vacuumed.

I got an e-mail from Keith today saying he had bought airline tickets them to come for Thanksgiving. Ginger is trying to find someone to work for her so they can come too. That would be wonderful!

I finished my cleaning and put away the vacuum sweeper. I think I will sit on the floor and check the photo albums again for those photos Carol sent me. I can't believe I can't find them.

More later...I will warm up my Wacky Pack meal first and eat it for my lunch.

Well that didn't warm up well. I warmed up the chicken and it was tough warmed up and the french fries in the skillet weren't much better. I ended up throwing it all away.

I am going to go look through those photo albums again...

I went through all those albums but didn't find the photos Carol sent to me. How aggravating! They must be in the file cabinet somewhere.

I have been reading a book Karan loaned me yesterday called "I Called Him Uncle Will" by Will Roger's niece Doris (Coke) Lane Meyer. I finished it. It was very interesting. It is 6:53PM now and I will take my bath soon and get my pajamas on and my duster and read from my Kindle until bedtime at 9:00PM. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday and a Very Busy Day

 I slept very well last night and didn't even take any Melatonin tablets. I woke up only once in the night, took my meds but got right back to sleep and was up at my usual 5:00AM.

 I have made my breakfast and am eating it here in the usual.

I will have a very busy day today. I have my usual 9:00AM Wednesday morning hair appointment and then my annual doctor's appointment at 10:30AM this morning and then at 1:00PM I have game day at the senior center. Karan wanted me to take charge of that since she is still in Colorado for that wedding this past week. She should be back home on Saturday according to her son, Ronnie. The entire family attended that wedding.

It's 5:37AM now and I will go turn on the TV to check out the weather forecast and also the cat's situation a little later. I still plan to take my 10 block walk at 7:00AM when it's light out. I won't leave for my hair appointment until 8:15AM or so. I also will need to drop by the bank and withdraw some money before my hair appointment.

So more later...It's 5:58AM now.

I got the TV on just in time to get "the weather on the 8's".

Today's forecast is for 85 degrees and  sunny, Thursday's is 81 degrees and sunny, Friday's is 82 degrees and mostly sunny, Saturday it is to be 84 degrees and mostly sunny, Sunday is to be 85 degrees and sunny, Monday is to be 86 degrees and sunny, and Tuesday is to be 85 degrees and partly cloudy.Still no rain in the forecast next week. At least the temperature is to be in the 80's.

I see Florida is having hurricane Ian with 165 miles per hour winds this morning. I know Scott and Ginger are glad they no longer live in Florida. They went through two hurricanes while they lived there. After the second one they sold that house in Florida and moved to Tennessee, just south of Nashville.

More's just after 6:00AM now. I just checked on the cats and it's still too early for them. 

It's 6:40AM now and I just opened the door again and both cats were out there for their breakfast.I took them their food and they are eating now. Scruff is still out there eating but Blondie got his down and left. Now I see she is gone too. They usually eat quickly and leave.

It's 6:45AM now but still not light out. I won't take my walk until it's light out there. It's usually at 7:00AM when I leave.

So, more even later...

I left for my walk at 7:00AM and walked over to Spring Street and then  up to 4th street and over to State Street and back home. That's 10 blocks. In a week or so I will walk up to 3rd Street. That would be another two blocks for one mile.

I left for Coffeyville at 8:15AM this morning and went to the bank first and got my hair money.Then I got my hair done and returned my library book at the book drop.I went out to the Woodshed and bought gas. Then I went to Walmart and got my oatmeal, breakfast bar and grape flavored water.

Then I went to Karan's to give her my papers for the animal shelter. From there I went to game day at the senior center and we played until 3:30PM. Marilyn wanted me come visit her awhile so I did that and then came home to get my Wacky Pack at the Sonic. I haven't eaten it yet. I will have to warm it up. It's 8:30PM now though and I will save it for tomorrow and warm it up then. 

Now I will take my bath and get ready for bed. I plan to go to bed at 9:00PM.

I looked everywhere for the pictures Carol sent me and I cannot find them. I went through every album and every file in my file cabinet and I could never find them. Keith wanted copies of them  but I am stymied. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Tuesday and Cookies

I slept pretty well last night but then I took two Melatonin tablets at bedtime.That may help explain it.

I was up at my usual 5:00AM, made my bed and dressed and got myself ready for the day. 

I am having my breakfast here in the den as usual. I am out of breakfast bars so it's just juice, oatmeal and coffee and Chai. I will get some more breakfast bars sometime today.

It's 5:44AM now. I will go turn on the TV and wait for "the weather on the 8's" to come on. 

I will go over to church today to pick up Phyllis's cookies and get mine at that market in Independence that gives a discount to seniors on Tuesdays.It's right across the street from the First Christian church there. I imagine Phyllis' cookies will be the only ones there at the church. Karan is in Colorado with her whole family for a wedding there. Billie Jo didn't leave any in the refrigerator at church unless she did it after church sometime after we left Sunday. Mike is in Burlington working until after the first of the year.

More later....

I caught the weather fairly quickly.Today is to be 89 degrees and partly cloudy, Wednesday is to be 81 degrees and sunny, Thursday will be 80 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 81 degrees and sunny, Saturday should be 83 degrees and sunny, Sunday will be 84 degrees and sunny and Monday should be 83 degrees and mostly sunny. That's the week...cooler weather but no rain...again.

I took my walk a little after 7:00AM and walked the 12 blocks again. It's 7:37AM now and I will start for the church to pick up the cookies at 8:15AM or so.

More later... 

I got the cookies delivered and came back home. Sure enough, Phyllis was the only one who had cookies out at church. I bought mine in Independence. I used that market across the street from the church on the west. It gives a 5% discount if you make your purchases on Tuesdays.  We had six packages between the two of us. I bought a cherry limeade slush at their Sonic and drank it on the way home.

I noticed Stephen had mowed his yard and so after I got back from Independence, I mowed my front yard. It was thick with leaves from the neighbor to the north's tree.I got most of them mowed up in the bag on the mower. It looks much better now but I know before fall is over I will  have to rake up the leaves and bag them like I have done ever since moving here. The back yard looks fine and the west side is acceptable. The front was a mess though.

For dinner I heated up the half of my hamburger and french fries  I brought home from my lunch with Nancy yesterday in Bartlesville.

More later... 

I read all afternoon on my latest book and finished it and took my bath after that and put my pajamas on and my duster. It's 7:57PM now and I will start another book and stay up until about 9:00PM when I plan to go to bed. I think I will take two Melatonin tablets again tonight. That worked pretty well last night.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Monday and a Trip to See Nancy

I slept pretty well last night but was up before 5:00AM. But I am rested so I must have got enough sleep. I dressed and got myself ready for the day. I will go down to Bartlesville to visit Nancy after my laundry is dry, folded and put away.

I stripped my bed this morning and am washing the sheets, towels and my pajamas and underwear. I put clean sheets on it and then I nudged on the mattress and box springs to get it back further back on the frame toward the headboard. I managed to get that about where it belongs but the bed skirt is lopsided and I can't do anything about that. The guys that put down the new carpet just stuck it on any which way and I can't do anything about it. It would take two people to get it right.  If that's the biggest problem I have to deal with, it's no big deal.

I have fixed my breakfast and am here in the den eating usual. It's 5:35AM now.

In about 15 minutes I will go turn on the TV and try to get "the weather on the 8's". Then about 6:30AM, I will check to see if the cats are out there for their breakfast. At 7:00AM, I plan to take my walk.I may extend it to 4th street this morning. That would give me ten blocks if I walk up Spring and over to State street and down State to 8th. I will do that for a couple of weeks before adding a couple of more blocks.

I noticed yesterday they had taken down the "crime scene" yellow tape on the 403 State Street house.

More Later... 

I got the laundry folded and put away and then turned on the TV to catch the weather forecast for this week.

Today is to be 83 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 87 degrees and sunny, Wednesday is to be 82 degrees and sunny, Thursday is to be 80 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 81 degrees and sunny, Saturday is to be 84 degrees and sunny and Sunday is to be 85 degrees and sunny. No rain again...but at least the temperatures are to be least in the 80's.

It's 6:42 AM and so cats. They are usually here by 6:30AM.

More later ...

The cats finally came to eat and I fed them and put away the cat food when they finished. Now I am going to take my walk. 

More even later... 

I walked from my apartment on the corner of 8th and State to the corner of 8th and Spring (one block) then up four blocks to 4th downtown ( that would be 4 blocks plus that first one..or 5 altogether), then from Spring over to State (one more block or a total of  6 so far) then from 4th back to 8th..another 4 blocks or a total of 10). The next change will be two more blocks or down to 3rd and then over to State in a couple of weeks. That would be a total of 12 blocks or a mile. So far so good. It gets easier every day.

It's 8:04AM now.

It's 9:30AM now and I am leaving to go see Nancy in Bartlesville. 

We ate lunch at the Painted Horse in downtown Bartlesville and had a nice visit and a long ride. It was a beautiful day and she was delighted to get out of the assisted living facility for awhile.

I got back home at 3:00PM and balanced my checkbook first thing.

More later... I will go check my mail now! It is 3:06PM

I didn't get any mail..

I read my Reader's Digest  book and finished all the stories in it. It's 6:21PM now and I will take my bath at 7:00PM and put my pajamas on and my duster and plan to go to bed at 9:00PM. I will read a book from my Kindle until then.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sunday and Church

I slept pretty well last night and was up at 5:00AM as usual. I have made my bed and made myself ready for the day. We have our annual business meeting this morning at 10:30AM. Since I am secretary, I will be taking notes and doing the minutes for the business meeting. I imagine it will be pretty much what it has been in the past. Vivian Davidson will be conducting the meeting. Her health is poor so she is no longer a member of the Mission Center presidency. She will also bring the message at the 11:00 hour. Then the congregation will take her out for lunch afterward.

In a little while I will fix my breakfast and, as usual, eat it here in the den. Then a little later, I will check the weather report and also the cat's breakfast.

Pretty much the same routine every morning.

It's 5:56AM now and I have finished my breakfast and will go turn on the TV and watch for the weather report.

I caught the weather right away. Today is to be 85 degrees and sunny, Monday is to be 83 degrees and sunny, Tuesday is to be 86 degrees and sunny, Wednesday is to be 83 degrees and sunny, Thursday is to be 81 degrees and sunny, Friday is to be 81 degrees and sunny and Saturday is to be 83 degrees and sunny...pretty boring rain but a little cooler weather.

Now I'll check on the cats...

Both cats were there waiting for me to feed them...and I did! 

Blondie finished first and left but Scruff stayed and ate awhile longer. Finally she finished too so I will go get the food and put it away.

More even later....

I put away the food. It is getting light out now. If I am going to do my walk, I had better do it now.  It's 6:58 now.

I visited with Debbie again on my walk and met her husband too. They seem like nice people. I finished my walk and then went on to the Church.

There was a note on the church door explaining that they had changed out our gas meter. Luckily we didn't need gas this morning but someone is going to have to light the pilot light before we do. I imagine Leslie or John will see to that or the gas company. They will have to check out the new meter anyhow.

Leslie had a call at 8:00AM this morning from Vivian who was sick and couldn't come to conduct our business meeting or even to preach. So Leslie put together a nice service complete with music herself. We had a very small congregation...not even enough for a quorum. But we went ahead and took care of our business meeting anyhow at 10:30AM. Seven people were gone this morning.

After the service, Phyllis and I went over to Cherryvale to eat at "Just Us". Kay saved us a table for two. The others went somewhere else to eat. They don't care for "Just Us".

Then I came on back home after I took Phyllis back to the church to get her car.

I spent the afternoon typing up the minutes and sending out half a dozen letters and bulletins to those who weren't there this morning.

It's 4:49PM now. I turned the refrigerator coldness to a slightly warmer setting. It seems to run most of the time.

Soon I will go watch the evening CBS news.

More even later....

I tried to watch the Mission Center Zoom worship program but I lost contact with it and it froze up and no matter what I did, I could not get it back. It kept telling me my microphone was not working and then I lost the video. 

It's 6:47PM now and I will go take my bath and put my pajamas and duster on and go back to my book until time to go to bed at 9:00PM.